30 October 2010

Great Capon Quote from Dr. Kent Heimbigner

"The reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two hundred proof grace -- of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly." -Robert Capon

2 comments:

Mark said...

I like what follows, too:

"The word of the gospel—after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps—suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started…

"Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, nor the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into the case.”

Michael L. Anderson, M.D. said...

Grace has to be bathed straight,too: no 99.44% pure soap, but pure Word; and water, to be sure. It's applied to you; you're held in His arms, you "only" believe.